FXX, FX channel’s sister unit, is a Walt Disney Company-owned cable network that focuses on comedy shows and films, primarily aimed toward men within the 18-34 demography. ‘Cake’, an FXX offering, is a bite-sized, dark-comedy-themed, 30-minute long, late-night show that brings in an obscure combination of animated and live-action shorts. Conceptualized by FX head of animation Kate Lambert, it is a part of FXX’s efforts to add more animation to its humor-centric programming slate.
FX Networks Chairman, John Landgraf, said during the TV press tour of 2019: “Cake will be its own unique series as well as an incubator for shorter shows that could be developed into half-hour series.” He further added, “We think there is some truly superb and original creative work being done in short form, and Cake on FXX will be a fantastic medium to highlight some of the best of it.”
The inaugural season of the show was well-received. Hence, it was soon followed by a second edition. Now, the question is: when will ‘Cake’ season 3 release? Well, let’s get straight to answering that question first.
Cake Season 3 Release Date: When Does it Premiere?
‘Cake’ season 2 premiered on March 5, 2020, on FXX and came to an end on April 30, 2020, after spanning 10 episodes.
FXX took over the late-night Animation Domination High-Def block in 2015, which originally used to run on Fox. With this change, chairman John Landgraf decided to ramp up his efforts in enhancing the channel’s collection of short-form animation. He wanted to introduce even 7-, 3-, and 1-minute videos as compared to the conventional style of standard animated shorts that run from 11 minutes to 15 minutes. He validated his decision by saying, “I think by doing short-form animation. we will add another dimension to the channel, which is still pretty young-skewing.”
‘Cake’ is not only a result of Landgraf’s efforts to stress more on bite-sized comedy but it also marked FXX’s return into the late-night animation space after its Animation Domination High-Def block, aimed toward young adults, was shut down in 2016. We witnessed some of the most famed titles in this block, such as series created by Dino Stamatopoulos, The Lucas Bros., and Diplo — to mention a few. FXX is the platform for many of FX’s original adult animation series, including ‘Archer‘, the Fox Animation legend, ‘The Simpsons’, ‘Family Guy‘, and, ‘Bob’s Burgers‘.
As far as the next season goes, Landgraf’s intentions were clear from the very beginning. He had always planned for multiple seasons. So, we were not surprised when FXX renewed ‘Cake’ for its third outing on May 26, 2020. ‘Cake’ season 3 is slated to premiere on July 9, 2020, at 10 pm ET/PT.
Cake Season 3 Cast: Who Can be in it?
‘Cake’ features a talented group of voice artists. Some of the notable names featured in seasons 1 and 2 include Mamoudou Athie, Avital Ash, Samantha Jayne, Nancy Lenehan, Finn Wittrock, Karen Gillan, Natasha Lyonne, and Dasha Nekrasova. The cast for season 3 is expected to comprise a mix of familiar voice actors from its previous seasons along with some new additions.
Cake Season 3 Plot: What Can it be About?
‘Cake’ is FXX’s foray into the late-night short-form animation block. It comprises half-hour-long episodes, that entwines animation with live-action short-form programming. Described as a handcrafted collection of bite-sized shorts, ‘Cake’ showcases a delicately created assortment of treats that are sure to tempt the mind and tickle your brain. There are multiple narration bits from a talented pool of storytellers — both old and new. Thought-provoking, laugh-inducing, surprising, authentic, and raw, ‘Cake’ does offer a lot of scope to gif-enthusiasts as well.
In one of the episodes, an agent shows a new house to a potential buying couple, whereas just next door, a murder has happened — with people tending to a bloody dead body. In another episode, we witness an actual CAT doing a catwalk and a tentacled octopus expressing its desire to scream while devouring a fish. ‘Cake’ is meant to be a treat for all your senses and hence, it does not really matter whether or not all of its strips make perfect sense. A dark comedy without boundaries, it is specially curated for young consumers who harbor short-form consumption habits.
Season 3 is expected to embrace the same format while bringing before us a collection of fascinating, mind-boggling shorts.